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China’s New Space Station Is Powered by Ion Thrusters


China’s New Space Station Is Powered by Ion Thrusters China’s first module of its upcoming Tiangong space station makes use of ion drives, technology that could vastly cut down the time it takes to travel to Mars — and greatly reduce the amount of fuel needed to make that trip, as the South China Morning Post reports. The module, called Tianhe and launched in late April, is powered by four ion thrusters that use electricity to accelerate ions as a form of propulsion.    More



(Source: Futurism - Jun 3)

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